Anti-Trends from the 21st Century Supply Chain

Kinaxis on Response Management, on its 21st Century Supply Chain blog, recently published it’s anti-trends for the down economy.

  • Procurement practices will become more adversarial in 2009
    as cash-strapped buyers try to force suppliers to accept longer payment terms (instead of adopting good supply chain finance)
  • Integrated Business Planning will remain a wish
    due to a lack of incentives for Finance and Supply Chain to cross the divide
  • Western brand owners will lose market share
    as Asia emerges from the global slump sooner than the west, Asian contract manufacturers will establish their own brands to beef up production

These are certainly well thought. I urge you to read the original post in full.